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  • Owl-O-Ween

    Sunday, October 22, 1-3pm
    Central Riverside Park (720 N. Nims)

    Who wants to see and learn about some cool animals?  The Kansas Wildlife Exhibit is an amazing opportunity to view up close non-releasable and often permanently injured wildlife ambassadors such as a bobcat, beaver, golden eagle, turkey vulture, hawks, quail, turtles and more. Odin, the one-eyed Eastern Screech Owl will be an Owl-O-Ween ambassador and will be brought out for short periods throughout the event. In addition to the exhibits, Crew Members are in for a special treat with a scavenger hunt that will take you to a variety of stations to learn about owls, snakes, turtles, bats, spiders, insects and more! Don't forget to pick up a cool animal mask and grab some popcorn along the way. Receive a prize after completing the scavenger hunt and then wander over to the inflatable bounce house to work off some energy.


    **For an added bonus, come a little early and watch the feeding time presentation that begins at 12:00pm.  Animals are really motivated by food and are extremely fun to watch!​

  • Minute to Win It - Thanksgiving Edition

    Saturday, November 18, 1-3pm
    Boston Rec. Center (6655 E. Zimmerly)
    It's Turkey time! Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to get the family together to spend quality time, so come enjoy a little friendly competition among family members…Thanksgiving style! Minute to Win it games are quick and exciting, plus they are perfect for all ages because they are simple to play and typically hilarious. Crew members can choose to play while being timed, play against another player or just play for fun. There won't be any fowl play with Turkey Bowling, Stuff the Turkey or Shake your Tailfeather games and Crew Members will be in full feast mode with the Traffic Yam and Please Pass the Corn games.  In addition to the quick challenges, it will be as easy as pie to win some fun prizes while playing Thanksgiving Bingo. Come play and gobble till you wobble!​
  • Breakfast with the Grinch

    Saturday, December 16, 10am-12pm
    Evergreen Rec. Center (2700 N. Woodland)
    Let's be merry in the grinchiest of ways at this special holiday whobilation with the one and only Mr. Grinch!   The Grinch will be cracking jokes and posing for photos while Crew Members eat a special breakfast in his honor. You'll feast, feast, feast on Green Grinch Pancakes, Cindy Lou Who's Who Hash, Grinch Kabobs and Grinch juice.  Breakfast ends at 10:45am when the reading of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas" begins.  Stick around to make a Grinch ornament that will add some Whoville flair to your tree and don't forget to stop by the photo booth for some Grinch inspired selfies, which will be both joyful and triumphant!​
Beecome an all-star member and receive extra perks!

The City Crew, Barry the Bison, Beeatrice, ​Sgt. Justice, Sparky and Webster are looking forward to seeing you at awesome events around Wichita! Crew Members get invited to community sporting events, Dave and Buster's, pool parties, Great Plains Nature Center, Watson Park and a lot of other cool places you may have never been before.

The mascots know how important it is for kids to have fun, so we make it easy to join - it's FREE!

To register you must be 2-12 years old and want to have lots of fun in our big city. We can't wait to meet you!​

Meet each of our mascots


Barry the Bison

Barry has found a home with Wichita Park & Recreation after visiting this great city based on his grandfather's recommendation of his time here! He has become friends with the Park & Recreation Director Troy Houtman, Watson Park ponies and the animals housed in the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit. Now Barry wants to share his experiences and show kids and adults the beauty and fun they could experience in the Wichita parks.


Sergeant Justice

Sergeant Justice knew he wanted to fight crime from the time he was a little eaglet. Hatched in a tree outside City Hall in Wichita, KS, Justice grew up watching the brave men and women of the Wichita Police Department help keep the city safe. He knew that one day, he wanted to help fight crime just like them! When he was old enough, he joined the Wichita Police Department, and learned about how to cross the street safely, say no to drugs and fight crime. Today, he likes to share what he’s learned with the children of Wichita. He keeps an eagle eye out for kids who go above and beyond to be good citizens. You can find Justice most days at City Hall, sharing his talon-ts for reaching out to the community and stopping ill-eagle activity.



A small Dalmatian puppy who used to sit near a fence at a school, decided to follow two children home. Tired from the trot, the puppy laid near a tree to rest. Upon awakening, the shocked puppy realized that the children’s home was on fire. The puppy scampered to the local fire station to warn the firemen. The firemen heard the puppy's plea for help and rushed to the fire scene to douse the flames. When the raging fire was finally extinguished, the firemen noticed the poor little worried Dalmatian shivering under a tree. The firefighters took the Dalmatian and brought him to the children’s family. Once there, the firefighters informed the family that the dog had ran all the way to the fire station to inform them of the raging fire. The firefighters realized that the dog was a heroic anti-fire dog. Thus, the firefighters called the Dalmatian “Sparky the fire dog”, and Sparky found a new home at the fire station from then on. Sparky is the world's most famous fire dog. He is the spokes dog and communicator of life-saving messages, along with his pride in representing the fire service.



This is Beeatrice, but everyone calls her “B.” She loves the outdoors, but her family has a history of asthma so when air quality is poor she’s forced to stay in her hive, what a buzzkill! She was born here in Wichita, and has taken it upon herself to maintain our air quality. She lives in the Public Works and Utilities Department of the City, and created a program called Be Air Aware. Some of her favorite activities include stand-up paddle boarding the Arkansas River, buzzing around the Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning, and volunteering at Botanica. You can imagine how important it is to her that air quality remains good. B encourages all her friends and family to help keep the air clean and the community healthy – hey, you can help her too!



Webster the Owl has flown into Wichita and found his home with the Wichita Public Library. He geeks learning and knowledge and loves exploring the free books, movies and resources available at the library. You will always find Webster with his beak in a book. Webster loves sushi and enjoys long flights down the Arkansas River. His favorite book is Hoot by Carl Hiaasen and he enjoys birdwatching in his free time. Webster can’t wait to show everyone all of the cool things to do at the public library!

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Wichita Park & Recreation
455 N Main, 11th Floor
Wichita, KS 67202
Wichita Fire Department
455 N Main, 11th Floor
Wichita, KS 67202
Wichita Police Department
455 N Main, 4th Floor
Wichita, KS 67202
Wichita Public Works & Utilities
455 N Main, 8th Floor
Wichita, KS 67202
Wichita Public Library
711 W 2nd St N
Wichita, KS 67203